Implementation of Barcoding Technology for Administration of Medications: a Qualitative Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160365
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Presentation
Title:
Implementation of Barcoding Technology for Administration of Medications: a Qualitative Study
Abstract:
Implementation of Barcoding Technology for Administration of Medications: a Qualitative Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Ketchum, Kathy, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Alumni Hall Room 2116, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1066, USA
Contact Telephone:618.650.5482
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) (Kohn, Corrigan, & Donaldson, 2000) recently provided evidence that approximately 7000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to preventable medication errors. Based on these findings, the IOM Quality of Health Care in America Committee considered medication safety a high priority for all health care organizations. The committee described 14 strategies which would be useful in decreasing medication errors, including point-of-care availability of information which can be implemented through barcoding of medications prior to administration. However, there is minimal research describing the implementation process and outcomes of this new technology. The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study is to explore the perceptions of 10-15 oncology nurses at a community hospital who are actively involved in the process of switching from a traditional method of administering medications to one which incorporates barcode scanning using the Pyxis Veri5 System. The underlying framework for this study is the diffusion of innovation model described by Rogers (1983) which incorporates stages for both individuals and organizations. Nursing perceptions will be obtained through focus groups and individual interviews during three different periods: 1 month pre-implementation, during implementation, and 3 months post-implementation. Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained and the study will begin within the next month. A sample interview guide will be used to guide the focus groups and individual interviews with additional questions added as necessary. Interviews will be audio taped and transcribed. The transcripts will be checked for accuracy then analyzed using techniques described by Miles and Huberman (1994). Ethnograph software will be used to manage, store, and recall data. Results of this study will be beneficial to other health care professionals who may be considering implementation of barcoding technologies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation of Barcoding Technology for Administration of Medications: a Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160365-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementation of Barcoding Technology for Administration of Medications: a Qualitative Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ketchum, Kathy, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Alumni Hall Room 2116, Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1066, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">618.650.5482</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kketchu@siue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Institute of Medicine (IOM) (Kohn, Corrigan, &amp; Donaldson, 2000) recently provided evidence that approximately 7000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to preventable medication errors. Based on these findings, the IOM Quality of Health Care in America Committee considered medication safety a high priority for all health care organizations. The committee described 14 strategies which would be useful in decreasing medication errors, including point-of-care availability of information which can be implemented through barcoding of medications prior to administration. However, there is minimal research describing the implementation process and outcomes of this new technology. The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study is to explore the perceptions of 10-15 oncology nurses at a community hospital who are actively involved in the process of switching from a traditional method of administering medications to one which incorporates barcode scanning using the Pyxis Veri5 System. The underlying framework for this study is the diffusion of innovation model described by Rogers (1983) which incorporates stages for both individuals and organizations. Nursing perceptions will be obtained through focus groups and individual interviews during three different periods: 1 month pre-implementation, during implementation, and 3 months post-implementation. Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained and the study will begin within the next month. A sample interview guide will be used to guide the focus groups and individual interviews with additional questions added as necessary. Interviews will be audio taped and transcribed. The transcripts will be checked for accuracy then analyzed using techniques described by Miles and Huberman (1994). Ethnograph software will be used to manage, store, and recall data. Results of this study will be beneficial to other health care professionals who may be considering implementation of barcoding technologies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:52:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:52:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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